FAQs

There are a range of programs and grants that provide you with the opportunity to have a rural experience. Rural Health West also facilitates vocational experiences. Email choosecountry@ruralhealthwest.com.au to enquire directly about these experiences. You can also join the Student Rural Health Club SPINRPHEX for free. (Link to NRHSN)
There are a range of online CPD courses provided by both the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. Rural Health West also facilitates a wide variety of workshops that are provided in both rural and metropolitan locations. If you are a rurally practising registrar or GP, Rural Health West will also pay for you to travel to Perth to attend one of their Perth based conferences. (WA Country Service also facilitates learning opportunity through its regional hospitals?)
Rural Health West can provide you with details of locum vacancies in rural Western Australia. (I think the AMA can also assist with providing locums). Generally you are required to be vocationally registered to perform a GP locum service.
Yes, GP registrars and GPs who decide to practice rurally are able to receive relocation grants and additional income through Medicare as part of the General Practice Rural Incentives Program (GPRIP). You can find out more through the Rural Health West website

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